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Hurricanes Land Transfer QB Tate Martell

Alex Donno
January 16, 2019 - 3:19 pm
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The transfer portal continues to beam up talent to Coral Gables. 

Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell announced early Wednesday morning that he's joining the Miami Hurricanes. 

Martell is photoshopped above with two of his former high school teammates, who both happen to play at Miami: Tight end Brevin Jordan and (recent transfer) safety Bubba Bolden.  They played together in Las Vegas at the talent-rich Bishop Gorman High School. 

Martell is heading into his redshirt sophomore season, but it's unclear if he will be able to play in 2019. While the NCAA's transfer rules call for him to sit out a season, Martell will reportedly seek a waiver to play right away, citing OSU's sudden coaching change as a "hardship." Or, if he's able to graduate by May, he can play next season at Miami as a graduate transfer. Otherwise, Martell won't be eligible to make his Miami debut until 2020. 

Martell backed up Heisman Trophy finalist Dwayne Haskins in 2018. In limited action, he went 23 of 28 through the air for 269 yards and  a touchdown and rushed for 128 yards on 22 carries.